Conquest LA

Just got back from Conquest LA and thought I’d post a quick update. The con was a lot of fun. Very well organized and attendance was good for a first year show. I actually got to play some games too, which was nice. Marcelo introduced me to a WWII minis game called Panzer Korps and we played a Battle of the Bulge scenario with my 101st Airborne vs. his Panzer Lehr. That was pretty fun. On Saturday I sat in on Jim Pinto’s World’s Largest Dungeon session. I ended up playing with a group of gamers that all knew each other and had a style of play I didn’t particularly care for. As I was also beat after getting up at 6:30 am and working our booth all day, I bowed out around 11 and went to bed. The next day Nik was nice enough to handle the booth in the afternoon so I could play Pat Kapera’s Spycraft game. That was a blast and I’m glad I got a chance to finally give Spycraft a shot.

Yesterday afternoon we rented a car and drove around LA a bit. They only had convertibles and of course “sunny LA” was rainy the whole time we were there so that didn’t help us at all. Kate was particularly amusing during the drive. Here are some choice quotes:

  • “I don’t want to put my dinner on my breakfast!” Kate’s reaction to hearing about LA institution Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles.
  • “Arggh! Shield your eyes!” On seeing the window displays of the Hustler Store in West Hollywood.
  • “Mommy, I don’t like it when I wake up and the first word I hear is fuck.” This after Nik swerved sharply into a gas station (waking up the napping Kate) only to find it out of business.

After that ride around we met Jeff Tidball and his lovely wife Stacey for dinner at El Cholo in Santa Monica. It’s always great to see them and I’m glad we were able to get together. Today we had time for little other than a quick trip to In and Out Burger and then the airport. Now crazy catch-up time begins.

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